A plan has been drawn up for the cricketer-turned-politician from Punjab to campaign in the three of the five election bound states. Starting Friday, he will visit Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
The Punjab tourism minister is going to be the “star vote-catcher” for the Congress after party chief Rahul Gandhi who has been crisscrossing all the five poll-bound states since September.
“I will start campaigning in Chhattisgarh tomorrow,” Sidhu said on Thursday. “The first day is packed with five rallies.”
While the second phase of polling in Chhattisgarh begins on November 20, single-phase polling will take place in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram on November 28. Telangana and Rajasthan will go to poll on December 7. The counting of votes for all five states will take place on December 11.
In Chhattisgarh, he will campaign in 13 rural and urban localities including Raipur, Sakti, Bilaspur, Patan, and Ahiwara, within three days. From November 19 onwards, he will be in Madhya Pradesh, following which he will travel through Rajasthan in four days.
A Congress functionary said Sidhu could match the high-pitched campaign of BJP leaders, especially Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath